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October 2019

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fake new world

Workshop 26/10 2-4pm cafe rouge Event run by the "Storytelling Science Project"    Fake is the new black; from the Chernobyl "apocalypse" to new cancer cures, how to know the truth behind the headlines? Join medical science communicator Catarina Amorim and mathematician Joana Andrade from the Storytelling Science Project for a fun afternoon on how to become a better critical thinker. We can’t promise you’ll never be tricked again but we can try. Alternatively, come for the bingo…   Click…

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October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Richard Ayoade – ‘Ayoade on Top’ Book Signing

Free

Actor, director and writer, Richard Ayoade, will be with us at Blackwell's on Broad Street to sign his latest book 'Ayoade on Top'. This signing is free to attend, but please register if you plan on coming along.

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October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

ABBA Mania

New Theatre Oxford, George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom

ABBA Mania is now accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute production. Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves.

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October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Van Morrison

New Theatre Oxford, George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom

Born in 1945 Van heard his Shipyard worker father’s collection of blues, country and gospel early in life. Feeding off musical greats such as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson and Leadbelly he was a travelling musician at 13 and singing, playing guitar and sax, in several bands, before forming Them in 1964. Making their name at Belfast’s Maritime Club, Them soon established Van as a major force in the British R&B scene. Morrison’s matchless vocal and songwriting talents produced instant classics…

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October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

An Audience with Simon Reeve

New Theatre Oxford, George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom

From being chased by pirates, hounded by the Mafia and bombed by Columbian barons, Simon Reeve has travelled through over 120 countries and his BBC documentaries have sold to over 60 countries around the world! ‘An Audience with Simon Reeve’ is not only a fascinating and educational show, but at times shocking, inspirational and hilarious!

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October 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 9, 2019

Felicity Gill: Being Human

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
Free

As a portrait painter, Felicity Gill searches for a likeness which ebbs and flows as the painting progresses – as if in a wonderful game of hide and seek. Finding more freedom in her figurative paintings, Felicity explores painting flesh and movement, fleeting moments and emotion. Her intention is for the movement of the paint to lead the viewer’s eye around the painting until it settles on a feature which comes into focus, such as an eye or a hand,…

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October 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bank Holidays Closed

Felicity Gill: Being Human

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
Free

As a portrait painter, Felicity Gill searches for a likeness which ebbs and flows as the painting progresses – as if in a wonderful game of hide and seek. Finding more freedom in her figurative paintings, Felicity explores painting flesh and movement, fleeting moments and emotion. Her intention is for the movement of the paint to lead the viewer’s eye around the painting until it settles on a feature which comes into focus, such as an eye or a hand,…

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October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

David Miles – The Land of the White Horse

Free

The former Chief Archaeologist at English Heritage and former Director of the Oxford Archaeological Unit, David Miles, will be at Blackwell's on Broad Street to discuss his book on the White Horse at Uffington and the history of the surrounding landscape.

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October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sixties Gold

New Theatre Oxford, George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom

Sixties Gold 2019 returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 chart-topping UK hits.

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October 29 @ 8:00 pm

It’s True, It’s True, It’s True

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
£11 – £15

“And there’s blood pouring out of this man’s throat. Because these two women are beheading him – did I not mention that?” Breach Theatre restages the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi in this Fringe First and The Stage Edinburgh Award-winning production. Based on surviving court transcripts, this new play dramatises the seven-month trial that gripped Renaissance Rome, and asks how much has changed in the last four centuries. Blending myth, history and contemporary commentary, this is the story…

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October 30
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One event on August 4, 2019 at 2:00 am

One event on August 18, 2019 at 2:00 am

One event on September 14, 2019 at 2:00 am

One event on October 30, 2019 at 2:00 am

One event on October 31, 2019 at 2:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 2:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 2:00 am

One event on January 1, 2020 at 2:00 am

Free Vintage Bus Rides

Oxford Bus Museum & Morris Motors Museum, Old Station Road, Main Road, Long Hanborough
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX29 8LA United Kingdom

Have an interesting family day out at Oxford Bus Museum & Morris Motors Museum. Learn about bus and coach travel around the county over the last 130 years, see a collection of vintage Morris vehicles and more. Adding to the fun are vintage bus rides on selected dates during 2019. So take the family along to enjoy a journey by vintage bus. Trips will depart from Oxford Bus Museum except during Oxford Open Doors when they will leave from Oxford Railway Station.…

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October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr Becky Smethurst – Space: The 10 Things You Should Know

Free

From before the Big Bang, to what makes up a galaxy, astrophysicist and YouTuber, Dr Becky Smethurst will be at Blackwell's Bookshop to demystify space and make our mind-blowing universe a little easier to understand.

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October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Margaret Atwood

New Theatre Oxford, George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

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October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Chelsea Kwakye & Ore Ogunbiyi – Taking Up Space

Free

As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. Recent Cambridge graduates, Chelsea and Ore, experienced this first-hand, and wrote 'Taking Up Space' as a guide and manifesto for change. They will be with us at Blackwell's on Broad Street to discuss the book and their own experiences.

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October 31 @ 6:45 pm - 11:00 pm

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – An evening with Oz Clarke and Armonico Consort

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom
£255.00

Anticipate a feast for all the senses. Critically acclaimed ensemble Armonico Consort and Britain's best loved wine expert, Oz Clarke celebrate the link between wine and music. Armonico Consort combine with Soprano Eloise Irving and Countertenor William Towers to set the tone of the evening. Then enjoy Raymond Blanc’s celebrated cuisine as Oz Clarke guides you through wines from around the world.

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October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Josh Widdicombe – Bit Much…

New Theatre Oxford, George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom

The guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand new stand up tour. A show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world. Bit much? Fine, it’ll be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes in which Josh will finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto and the closing time of his local park. Widdicombe is best known for the twice BAFTA nominated and multiple Broadcast…

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November 2019

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Life and Art of Eric Ravilious: Part 1 – A Man of Many Parts

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
£6 – £8

With Jan Cox and Peter Vass, Art Historians The multi-faceted talent of watercolourist and designer Eric Ravilious has only recently been recognised and appreciated. Through his partnership with his wife, Tirzah Garwood, his work gradually took on that quintessential 'Englishness' that became his trademark. This talk is part of a three-part series on Eric Ravilious. Each talk must be booked seperately.

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November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WOLF

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
£11 – £15

Welcome to Shadow City, a hellhole of a city, but a city nonetheless… Detective Jay Walker is dead, and with no leads and a case colder than…ice. It’s up to his ex-partner Patrick ‘Nobody calls me Patrick’ Wolf to bust some imaginary heads and find out who killed him. Armed with nothing but his own body and a chair, Lewis Doherty brings to life thirty characters, car chases, and multi-man brawls for a hilarious hour-long adventure across a cyber-punk landscape.…

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November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ballet Black; Triple Bill

Oxford Playhouse, 11 - 12 Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2LW United Kingdom
£10 – £25

Now in their 18th year, Ballet Black returns to the Playhouse by popular demand with a new triple bill featuring two premieres. Led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, recent recipient of the Freedom of the City of London for her contribution to diversity in ballet, Ballet Black celebrates dancers of black and Asian descent. Ingoma (meaning song), is created by Mthuthuzeli November and is a fusion of ballet, African dance and singing. This ballet portrays a milestone moment in South African history and imagines the struggles of black…

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November 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

We’ll Meet Again – SOFO Museum Collecting Day

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire 0X20 1SN United Kingdom
Free Admission (Charges may apply for some workshops available during the day)

Can you help us tell the military stories of Oxfordshire from WW11 up to the 1980’s? The museum is preparing its Reminiscence display and wants your help in bringing alive the key moments and memories of life in Oxfordshire from the outbreak of the Second World war and onwards. On the day visitors can enjoy a cuppa and slice of cake from the pop-up Iron Ration Café while sharing your memories with our Volunteer Story Catchers, which might feature in…

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